Stories tagged with: The United Way

November 12, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Starting in January, the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties will start their free tax clinics again, but they need the help of at least 35 volunteers to meet their goal of filing 560 individual tax returns.

"We're looking for volunteers who are willing to take a couple hours every week and sit down with a client and assist them in putting their information into the tax software and then it'll e-file your state and federal tax return absolutely free of charge,...

March 15, 2013 - 4:39pm
3 years 23 weeks ago

FThe Southeast Ohio 211 Call Center received around 1200 calls in February from residents in Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties. Most residents were interested in information about financial counseling, information services, utility and income assistance and health and medical concerns.

"Maybe you have questions, maybe you're looking for funding, or maybe you just need help. But, it is a line that you can call at any time of the day and be able to ask those questions and...

December 10, 2012 - 4:21pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

Teens in need in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties tend to be an age group overlooked by charities and organizations during the holiday season.

The United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center has identified an unmet need of children 13 and over. The center has a list of children who need help for Christmas.

Audrey Foster, the 2-1-1 Call Center Manager explained,  "Those kids who are 13 years and older are on that list.  Also some folk who may have missed the sign up for...

November 21, 2012 - 6:33pm
3 years 39 weeks ago

The gift of warmth has been given to those in need in Zanesville.

The Brighton Knitters, who wish to remain anonymous, left hand-knitted scarves in a few locations around town which are free to anyone in need.

"It's so encouraging for us because we of course see needs and sometimes feel like they aren't met." said United Way executive director Meg Deedrick. "When somebody comes forward and especially because they wish to remain anonymous, I'm sure uplifts the...

May 2, 2012 - 4:54pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

A local organization is targeting shoppers for its next fundraiser...

The United Way has teamed up with Silpada Jewelry for the "Sterling Silver Party" taking place on May 3rd. Resource Development Director Lori Mills said it's the perfect event for this time of year.

"The local representative Myla Annis approached me about this unique fundraiser, and I thought it was... She was looking for ways to give back to her community and I thought it was a perfect time...

May 2, 2012 - 4:45pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The arrival of the shale oil and gas industry brings up questions as to how our area will be impacted...

To answer those questions, the United Way is hosting "Shale Oil and Gas 101 May 9th at the John McIntire Library Auditorium. Community Impact Coordinator Amy Davis said the oil fracking is already affecting areas locally.

"Rental properties are scarce, hotels are being booked up, there's a lot more traffic, and that is possibly coming to our area in the next couple...

April 17, 2012 - 5:23pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library hosted presentations from over a dozen community organizations today.

The agencies of the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties spoke to investors and area residents on how their agencies will impact the community during the next fiscal year.

Executive Director of the United May Meg Deedrick said last year the United Way raised just under $1,000,000 with some of that money going towards the Agency's programs.

"The overall campaign...

December 28, 2011 - 5:50pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

If you are planning on making a New Years resolution, the United Way recommends that you take a look at your finances.

The United Way's Financial Stability Partnership will be holding a six week course called, "Planning Your Financial Future."
The course features a local financial planner, and will discuss topics retirement options, mortgages and debt, and also tax tips.
FSP Coordinator Amy Davis said the course is designed to help maximize your money at any age....

November 30, 2011 - 12:01pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

You don't need to know all the tax laws or even be great at math. You do need to be willing to give up a few hours a week.

The United Way of Perry, Muskingum and Morgan Counties is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes as part of their free income tax preparation. Volunteers will help families to e-file both federal and state income taxes free of charge. This year they're looking for around 25 people to help out.

"You get to meet new people. You get to hear their life...

July 23, 2011 - 2:55pm
5 years 4 weeks ago

The United Way of Muskingum Perry and Morgan counties needs your help.

The organization has received dozens of calls this week through their 211 Call Center for those in need of fans and air conditioners

"We've heard from a lot of elderly and people who have health conditions, maybe children with asthma or older people who have heart conditions that really just cannot stand this heat," said 211 Call Center's Audrey Foster.

Foster says they have teamed up with the...

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